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Friday: another 'Spare the Air' day

Original post made on Jan 2, 2014

With the Bay Area experiencing a winter with some of the worst air quality in years, another "Winter Spare the Air" day has been announced for Friday, Jan. 3.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 2, 2014, 4:27 PM


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Jan 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm

So maybe it'll be news when it's *not* a Spare the Air day :-/

Posted by no rain no fire, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Simple rule of thumb - don't light up until it rains again

Posted by Ted, a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jan 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I am glad camp fires aren't affected. I will be roasting my marshmallows tonight over a non-visible smoke fire.

Posted by Mary, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 3, 2014 at 1:44 pm

In the City of Menlo Park, internal combustion (gas) leaf blowers are also banned on "Spare the Air" days. This part of the noise ordinance is largely unknown and sometimes ignored. Start spreading the word!

Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jan 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm

That ban on leaf blowers explains the unexplained recent feelings of relaxed bicycling as I commute from Menlo Park, including this morning.

On a normal day, there is always at least one going in the residential 1/4 mile or so before I cross the creek and escape.